Here's a look inside Five Creeks Tavern, the newest eatery to hit one-percenter playground Highland Park Village. It's the second half of the restaurant duo replacing the ill-fated Toko V and Village Kitchen; the first is KT Burger, which opened earlier this summer.
Despite its all-American sounding name, Five Creeks is decidedly Italian in nature, with pizzas they tout as Neapolitan-style, a plethora of pastas, and panini. Bellinis — the perennial brunch favorite made with sparkling wine and peach puree — are made according to the recipe from Harry's Bar in Venice, where the drink was purportedly invented in the 1940s. (Said drink is also probably the cheapest item in all of HPV, priced at a very reasonable $5.95.)
A swanky patio with a fireplace will make a cozy hangout come fall, and the dimly lit Time Keeper Lounge will no doubt make a fine venue for ladies who need a glass of Chardonnay after dropping too much coin at Jimmy Choo.
Five Creeks Tavern has been open for lunch since Tuesday, and begins serving dinner tonight; official hours will be Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.